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  • Sam Payne

    At US HUPO, New PNNL Software Tools Get an Airing

    The United States chapter, US HUPO, is hosting its 13th annual conference this week (March 19-22). Among the presenters is PNNL's Sam Payne, an Integrative Omics scientist and team lead who develops algorithms for analyzing proteomics data.

  • Justin Teeguarden

    Exposure Scientist Teeguarden on Editorial Board at JESEE

    PNNL's Justin Teeguarden was invited to be an Associate Editor for the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology (JESEE), the official journal of the International Society of Exposure Science.

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    A Fresh Look at Measuring the Exposome

    The human exposome is the totality of all environmental exposures in a lifetime, internal and external, including those before birth, from the chemical, biological, and social agents that influence human health. A new paper from PNNL explores one option for improving the coverage, dynamic range, and throughput of exposome measurements.

  • Microbial Consortium

    Microbial Partnerships and Interspecies Metabolite Exchange

    A new paper from researchers at PNNL and at Pennsylvania State University demonstrates a model consortium made of two species used to infer and test specific interspecies interactions during changing environmental constraints and growth kinetics.

  • Crump


    Using a plastic knife, 8-year-old Henry Kincaid cut a button mushroom the right way, from the bottom: an incision into the stalk, past the gills, and through the wide cap.

    Henry's knife work came on the last day of a four-week afterschool session on soils, co-created by three young soil scientists from PNNL for students at Sagebrush Elementary in Richland, Wash.

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Scientists within the Biological Sciences Division perform biological systems science research and develop technologies focused on how cells, cell communities, and organisms sense and respond to their environment. Our vision is to measure, predict, design, and control multi-cellular biological systems and bio-inspired solutions for energy, environment, and health.

Our investigator-initiated and multi-institutional collaborative research, unique scientific instrumentation, and national program leadership translate the latest scientific discoveries into technologies that are beneficial to the nation.

Our research has applications to energy, environment, and human health missions of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other federal agencies.

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